Cap City Music Night

Thursday, December 14th | 7:00 - 10:00pm


Join us on Thursday, December 14 to celebrate the organizations and artists who maintain Austin’s title as “Live Music Capital of the World.” Austin Trail of Lights invites the many nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to providing services for Austin’s professional musicians and musicians in training to the Trail for one special night. Participating organizations include HAAM, SIMS, Black Fret, ALL ATX and Swan Songs.

The stages will be fully booked, showcasing a fantastic local musical lineup for all to enjoy.

Zilker Stage presented by KUTX

Music presented by Austin Chronicle

Music performances by: Interrobang (7:00pm), Ephraim Owens Trio (7:45pm), Mother Falcon (9:00pm)

In the Lobby: Interrobang (6:00pm)

Storytime: Storytime with Andy Langer (7:30pm)

*Partial list of confirmed performers. Full schedule coming soon. Schedule subject to change.

This night’s general admission is free and open to the public from 7-10pm.

'Tis The Season For Giving

Help the Austin Trail of Lights feed the hungry by bringing a can of food with you to Zilker Park. With your support, we can collect more than 25,000 MEALS for the Central Texas Food Bank. ’Tis the season for giving, after all!



Walk the red carpet with your premium experience at the Trail on Cap City Music Night.

Ticket options below.

ZIP Fast Passes

Purchase ZiP Fast Passes for the ultimate convenience package. Receive early access to the Trail – entering at 6pm, one hour before the general public – as well as access to the Zilker Lounge with cocoa, cookies, comfortable seating, heated washrooms and private bar.


Host friends, artists, service industry personnel, clients or others at Cap City Music Night!

ZIP Gold PASSES start at $40 per person and come with the same great ZIP benefits, plus a little something extra.

  • Early entry at 6pm - one hour before the general public - through dedicated ZIP Entrance into the ZIP Lobby.
  • Access to our cozy Zilker Lounge containing complimentary cookies, cocoa, comfortable seating and heated washrooms.
  • One complimentary drink ticket
  • One complimentary ride ticket

Minimum purchase of 25 required.

To purchase ZIP Gold Passes please fill out the form via the link below.

Platinum Passes

If the ultimate in luxury is your thing, Platinum Passes are for you! Your Platinum Pass purchase includes early entry, nearby valet parking and concierge service from start to finish. Our Platinum team will work to make your experience at the Trail memorable and the planning truly hands-off. All you do is pick the night you and your group would like to come! Enjoy an exclusive private lounge with Platinum amenities, plus complimentary drink and ride tickets for ticket holders. Learn more.

Getting There

PARKING: Don’t forget to purchase limited, nearby parking in Zilker Park!

We recommend purchasing parking or shuttle tickets as well as ZiP Fast Passes or Platinum Passes early, because they will sell out!

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